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Old 08-18-2020, 09:09 AM   #28
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Default Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Very cool Calum. Thanks for hosting this group.

Hoping it goes well. I maintain that it's exceedingly important for something like this on two sides:

1 - People need to learn how to offer objective and helpful feedback/criticism.

2 - People need to learn how to RECEIVE objective and helpful feedback/criticism.

Both of these are equally essential, and yet, too often I run across folks who just don't seem to have grasped one or either of these concepts.

I've started working with some students recently, and right from the get-go, I try to instill these principles. Just because I'm offering suggestions on how/what to fix, it doesn't mean that the performance was terrible. We're not discussing what's "wrong" .. we're discussing "progress."

And conversely, just because one person finds no fault with a performance doesn't mean that another person won't have caught something. Embrace other points of view .. consider them, and decide what you want to do with them.

Check both your ego and your self-doubts at the door, as neither of these are conducive toward improving one's abilities.

Cheers all,
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